David Brown 950 Taskmaster
David Brown 950 Super Taskmaster sn VID-1HS-T-AM-1025 reg RJF 130M at rempstone 2010 - IMG 6022
DB 950 Super Taskmaster at Rempstone 2010
Model history
Model introduced 1960
Model discontinued 1962
Model status Discontinued
No. produced approximately 40 Taskmaster
(inc 8 Super Taskmaster)
Preceded by David Brown VIG1
Superseded by ?
Engine Specification
Engine make David Brown
Fuel type Diesel
Power hp 42 (diesel)
Governed rpm {{{governedrpm}}}
Displacement cu in /(litre) 165 cu in (2.7 litre)
No. of Cylinders 4
Bore in (mm) 3 5/8 "
Stroke in (mm) 4 "
Cooling system Water
Naturally aspirated, Turbo or Supercharged NA
Transmission Details
Transmission type Manual 3 speed + Torque converter
Gearbox make David Brown
Forward 3
Reverse 3
Drive 2-WD only
General Data
Linkage Category HD drawbar hitch
Tyre Sizes (std/options)
Front 6 x 16
Rear Twin (on Super)
Tractor Dimensions
Weight (nominal) lb/kg ~ 100000 lb (~4,100 kg)
has nearly 2000kg of weights
Other info
Factories Meltham W. Yorkshire
Plow rating
Notes Fitted for towing aricraft
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The David Brown 950 Taskmaster was introduced in1960 to replace the David Brown ?. The tractor was a Industrial tug for the RAF and finished in RAF Grey colour scheme. A Torque converter option was offeren in the Super taskmaster version fitted with dual rear industrial wheels. The model was upgraded to the David Brown? in 196?.

Specification / options / upgradesEdit

  • Diesel engine
  • Axilary air system fitted on Supers for trailer braking.
  • Mulri height drawbar jaw fitted
  • Fitted with ballst to increas pulling capacity to 100,000 lb
  • Built to Air Ministry / MOD spec
  • A Uprated Super version built

Serial NumbersEdit

About 40 were built.[1]

  • only super version also built


David Brown Tractor Museum collection at Meltham has several DB tractors in it.

List any known examples in preservation here;


See alsoEdit

Collectors info

References / sourcesEdit

  1. David Brown 1939-1972 (book), by Allan T. Condie

External linksEdit

David Brown Tractor fan site

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